Affiance Definition

ə-fīəns
affianced, affiances, affiancing
verb
affianced, affiancing
To bind in a pledge of marriage; betroth.
American Heritage
To pledge, esp. in marriage; betroth.
Webster's New World

To be betrothed to; to promise to marry.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
noun
Trust or faith.
Webster's New World
A plighting of faith; promise of marriage; betrothal.
Webster's New World
Wiktionary

(archaic) A solemn engagement, especially a pledge of marriage.

Wiktionary
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Origin of Affiance

  • From Middle English affiaunce assurance from Old French from affier to trust to from Medieval Latin affīdāre Latin ad- ad- Latin fīdus faithful bheidh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French afiance < afier (< Medieval Latin affīdāre < *fīdāre < Latin fīdere) + -ance.

    From Wiktionary

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